bovillus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to bōs (cow, bull, ox). An ancient form of bubulus.

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bovillus (feminine bovilla, neuter bovillum); first/second declension

  1. (rare) of or pertaining to cattle, cows, oxen or bulls.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Aureate prose bovillus is used only by Livy in the text of a referendum put during the Punic Wars at the behest of the Pontifex Maximus relating to a sacrifice. Livy uses būbulus in a more general context, as do other writers including Cato the Elder.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative bovillus bovilla bovillum bovillī bovillae bovilla
genitive bovillī bovillae bovillī bovillōrum bovillārum bovillōrum
dative bovillō bovillō bovillīs
accusative bovillum bovillam bovillum bovillōs bovillās bovilla
ablative bovillō bovillā bovillō bovillīs
vocative boville bovilla bovillum bovillī bovillae bovilla

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